Southlake Bicentennial Park received the North Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) Award for Excellence in Park Design.
The community park serves as a hub for the activities of the Parks and Recreation Department in Southlake.
“The multi-phased implementation of the Bicentennial Park Master Plan has re-energized the park through years of careful planning, persistent teamwork and thoughtful design,” according to a press release from the city.
Projects completed since 2008 include the opening of The Marq Southlake, the city’s community recreational facility; a playground for all levels, Miracle Field; and the tennis center.
“The awards committee had many wonderful entries to mark, and it was a difficult task,” TRAPS Northern Region said in a statement to the city. “Your appointment stood out from the rest to illustrate commitment and dedication to parks and recreation. “
The park is part of the Southlake 2035 Global Plan, “which encompasses the vision, goals and objectives that define the values of the community.”
In June, Southlake City Council adopted the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan which will install additional water bottle filling stations, upgrade the trail system and connect parks close to each other, adding beacons and plaques designating city employees who assisted on the project, according to the plan. In addition, in 2022, a pickleball complex will be part of the added amenities.
“Bicentennial Park is Southlake’s primary recreation destination with these improvements and serves as an example of successful park redevelopment statewide,” the press release said.